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Cranes in August

by Kim Addonizio

Poet Bio

Kim Addonizio is the author of numerous poetry and story collections, novels, and two books on writing poetry, The Poet’s Companion (with Dorianne Laux) and Ordinary Genius. She has received fellowships from the NEA and Guggenheim Foundation, and was a National Book Award Finalist for her collection of poems, Tell Me. Her latest books are Mortal Trash: Poems and a memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress. Addonizio has also released two word/music CDs: Swearing, Smoking, Drinking, & Kissing (with Susan Browne) and My Black Angel, a companion to My Black Angel: Blues Poems & Portraits, featuring woodcuts by Charles D. Jones.

Artist Bio

Born in Beijing, Xin Song creates contemporary Chinese papercuts inspired by the traditional form she learned from studying with farmers in the countryside of her youth. Using her own photography, magazines, Mylar, rice and other papers, her often large-scale site-specific installations use draping, hanging, glass lamination, and light. In a masterwork of precision and grace, her project at Bay Parkway, a contemporary photo collage and traditional Chinese paper cut, evoke the community that surrounds the station. Her highly diverse themes range from venerable flower motifs and landscape studies to urban scenes that reflect her longtime residence in New York.

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